59th General Assembly of Nova Scotia

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59th General Assembly of Nova Scotia represented Nova Scotia from 2003 to 2006, its membership being set in the 2003 Nova Scotia election. No party held a majority of the seats, but the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia, under John Hamm, held the most and thus formed a minority government. Rodney MacDonald became PC leader and premier in February 2006 after Hamm's resignation. The Assembly was dissolved May 13, 2006, at MacDonald's request.

Division of seats[edit]

Affiliation Members
     Progressive Conservative Party 25
     New Democratic Party 15
     Liberal Party 10
     Independent 1
     Vacant 1
Government majority (minority)

List of members[edit]

Riding Member Party
     Annapolis Stephen McNeil Liberal
     Antigonish Angus MacIsaac Progressive Conservative
     Argyle Chris d'Entremont Progressive Conservative
     Bedford Peter G. Christie Progressive Conservative
     Cape Breton Centre Frank Corbett NDP
     Cape Breton North Cecil Clarke Progressive Conservative
     Cape Breton Nova Gordie Gosse NDP
     Cape Breton South Manning MacDonald Liberal
     Cape Breton West Russell MacKinnon Independent [1]
     Chester-St. Margaret's John Chataway[2] Progressive Conservative
     Judy Streatch Progressive Conservative
     Clare Wayne Gaudet Liberal
     Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Brooke Taylor Progressive Conservative
     Colchester North William H. Langille Progressive Conservative
     Cole Harbour Darrell Dexter NDP
     Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage Kevin Deveaux NDP
     Cumberland North Ernie Fage Progressive Conservative
     Cumberland South Murray Scott Progressive Conservative
     Dartmouth East Joan Massey NDP
     Dartmouth North Jerry Pye NDP
     Dartmouth South-Portland Valley Marilyn More NDP
     Digby-Annapolis Harold Theriault, Jr. Liberal
     Eastern Shore Bill Dooks Progressive Conservative
     Glace Bay David Wilson Liberal
     Guysborough-Sheet Harbour Ron Chisholm Progressive Conservative
     Halifax Atlantic Michèle Raymond NDP
     Halifax Chebucto Howard Epstein NDP
     Halifax Citadel Danny Graham[3] Liberal
     Halifax Clayton Park Diana Whalen Liberal
     Halifax Fairview Graham Steele NDP
     Halifax Needham Maureen MacDonald NDP
     Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville Barry Barnet Progressive Conservative
     Hants East John MacDonell NDP
     Hants West Ron Russell Progressive Conservative
     Inverness Rodney MacDonald Progressive Conservative
     Kings North Mark Parent Progressive Conservative
     Kings South David Morse Progressive Conservative
     Kings West Leo Glavine Liberal
     Lunenburg Michael Baker Progressive Conservative
     Lunenburg West Carolyn Bolivar-Getson Progressive Conservative
     Pictou Centre John Hamm Progressive Conservative
     Pictou East James DeWolfe Progressive Conservative
     Pictou West Charlie Parker NDP
     Preston Keith Colwell Liberal
     Queens Kerry Morash Progressive Conservative
     Richmond Michel Samson Liberal
     Sackville-Cobequid Dave Wilson NDP
     Shelburne Cecil O'Donnell Progressive Conservative
     Timberlea-Prospect Bill Estabrooks NDP
     Truro-Bible Hill Jamie Muir Progressive Conservative
     Victoria-The Lakes Gerald Sampson Liberal
     Waverley-Fall River-Beaverbank Gary Hines Progressive Conservative
     Yarmouth Richard Hurlburt Progressive Conservative
Note:Premier in italics, ministers in bold.'


  1. ^ Russell MacKinnon was elected as a Liberal but left the party on April 7, 2005. In voting matters he sides with the PCs.
  2. ^ John Chataway of the Progressive Conservatives held this seat until his death on December 31, 2004. He was replaced by Judy Streatch in a 2005 by-election.
  3. ^ Danny Graham resigned as the MLA for Halifax Citadel on October 7, 2005. A by-election was set, but was then superseded by the 2006 general election.
Preceded by
58th General Assembly of Nova Scotia
General Assemblies of Nova Scotia
Succeeded by
60th General Assembly of Nova Scotia